Lisa Cheban | 29 March, 2023 14:01 | Last update on: 29 March, 2023 14:01
On March 16 2023, Playson, a leading online slots supplier, announced the debut of Royal Joker: Hold and Win. This game is another installment on Playson’s well-liked line of Hold and Win slot machines. These games give players numerous chances to crown themselves in glory.
It’s an old-school-style slot machine thanks to the standard fruit symbols like oranges, lemons, cherries, and berries. However, the game still has all the hallmarks of a modern slot, thanks to the wild joker symbols, the pile of gold, and multipliers.
That said, this brand-new slot from Playson is played on a 3×3 gameboard with five bet lines. But don’t let that fool you because this simplicity has a surprisingly high 20,000x maximum payout. As expected, players only need to match at least three symbols on one of the five pay lines to form a win.
Speaking of symbols, the plums, lemons, cherries, and oranges are the low-paying icons, rewarding gamers with 1x to 4x the stake. Players can also find bar signs, watermelons, and grapes, rewarding them with up to 20x the stake. The smiling joker himself is the premium symbol, coming with up to 50x the stake when he appears.
Meanwhile, the rewarding Joker’s Multiplier element is added to the Bonus Game, which uses Hold and Win mechanic. Jokers that appear throughout the mode leave a 2x multiplier in the cell. That’s not all; every additional appearance in the exact location increases the multiplier by one, and the symbol becomes sticky until the Bonus Game is over. Note that the relevant multiplier enhances all winnings from bonus symbols that appear in these altered cells.
Playson added the industry-popular Pile of Gold feature to make this fruit-themed slot even more complete. This feature can randomly activate the Bonus Game during the base game and add symbols with a 2x multiplier during the respins mode.
Commenting on the launch, Tamas Kusztos, Chief Commercial Officer at Playson, remarked: “It’s incredibly exciting to release Royal Joker: Hold and Win, a game we expect will deliver strong engagement thanks to the inclusion of new features alongside existing mechanics that resonate with players.”
Product Owner at Playson, Natalia Shkarbanova, added: “We’re sure fans of our Royal series of games will appreciate this latest adventure, particularly with the new Joker’s Multiplier feature that they can explore. Once again, we’re showcasing our ability to take a classic theme forward and introduce new variations to the gameplay.”
The addition of Royal Joker: Hold and Win marks a solid start to the year for Playson. The content aggregator has already released multiple slots this year, including Buffalo Power: Hold and Win, Pirate Chest: Hold and Win, and the 3×5 Bozo Cats.